Wild Currants Ribes spp

In cool damp woodland near the Loire River in the Touraine you can find patches of wild Gooseberry Ribes uva-crispa (Fr. Groseillier à maquereau) and Red Currant R. rubrum (Fr. Groseiller à grappe). These are genuinely wild populations and not garden escapees.

Gooseberry and Red Currant growing together in woodland on the Puy Besnard near Chinon.

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